Friday, 25 June 2021

Hopes high for Aussie ace Cam’s Henley debut

FOLLOWING five straight wins from five games in the 50 over format, Henley and the rest of Division 1 return

FOLLOWING five straight wins from five games in the 50 over format, Henley and the rest of Division 1 return to the traditional 120 over format.

This week’s visitors are Potters Bar, presently in ninth spot with 43 points, having won one and lost four games * defeated at home by High Wycombe on Saturday.

The form book would tend to favour Henley, but Bar are capable of mounting a strong challenge and are possessed of some capable batters, notably Breeze, Sikander and Pascoe.

Henley will be without skipper Bjorn Mordt and there is an injury question over Hamza Riazuddin.

Run machine Dave Barnes steps up to the captaincy and Cameron Boyce makes his eagerly awaited Henley debut.

Elsewhere the Seconds, Thirds and Fourths will be looking to get back to winning ways with games respectively against Kew (A), Royal Ascot (A) and Ruislip 2s at Nettlebed CC.

Queensland star Boyce is Henley’s new Australian leg-spinner in place of Ashton Agar.

Highly regarded by those in the know in Australian cricket, 23-year-old Boyce hails from Charleville, Queensland and has already made 23 first class appearances for his home state in Sheffield Shield cricket following his debut in March 2010.

Additionally he turned out for the Adelaide Strikers in the Australian T20 Big Bash competition last winter.

His 3-17 (including the wicket of a certain Ricky Ponting) was highly instrumental in securing victory over the Hobart Hurricanes.

Boyce had been expected to make his Henley debut last Saturday against Banbury.

But that was delayed and now expectations are high as he finally makes his bow in this week’s fixture against Potters Bar.

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